Headlines, PublicNet: 8 July, 1997

David Clark, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, extended his search to the north east for feedback on what people want from Government. This follows a visit to Europe where he launched his campaign for less burdensome European regulation for citizens and businesses.He selected Newcastle for the first of a series of fact-finding ‘listen and learn’ tours to look at Government through the eyes of businessmen, public servants and the general public. ‘Only in this way’, said Dr Clark, ‘can we give the people of this country the Government they want’. “I shall be consulting widely with people who use public services every day to find out what they think about them. I will also be talking to service providers, business representatives, consumer organisations and others,” he said. “I want to actively involve the public in developing better services for their use.”

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